One of the most watched television events every year, the Super Bowl is also a prime time for drinking. That’s why, starting Saturday, February 4 through Monday, February 6, law enforcement agencies throughout New York State will be cracking down on drunk driving as part of the annual STOP-DWI Super Bowl initiative.
State and local police will be increasing both marked and unmarked patrols as well as conducting DWI checkpoints. They will also be on the watch for speeding, distracted driving, and other driving infractions.
Last year, police arrested 92 people during the 2016 Super Bowl crackdown. They also issued more than 2,000 tickets, including 1,772 for speeding, 141 for seatbelt violations, 101 for cellphone violations, and 63 for failing to move over for emergency vehicles.
Drivers found with a BAC of 0.08% or higher can be charged with drunk driving. A conviction can result in over $1,000 in fines and up to a year in prison. The court could also mandate the installation of a $700 interlock device. Moreover, a conviction is almost guaranteed to make your insurance premiums skyrocket or even result in you being dropped by your insurer altogether.
If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving or any other traffic violation as part of the STOP-DWI Superbowl crackdown, you need to get legal assistance fast. The attorneys at the Rosenblum Law Firm have extensive experience fighting traffic violations in New York and New Jersey. Email or call 888-203-2619 for a free consultation about your case.